Risky Business reports that Paramount has bought Ian Stone's screenplay Patriot Down.

The script is being described as a "high-concept action spec." It has been on the market since late December, but Paramount only recently purchased the property. Stone is presently in the process of reworking it for producer Brad Weston.

The story is being kept a secret but the material is said to "involve the U.S. president stuck in an unusual situation."

Ian Stone has previously worked as a second assistant director on a bunch of Steven Spielberg films such as War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Evan Jacobs